The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 42 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 46 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.03% 4.29% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 4.56% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 16
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £270 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +13.97%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1433 1206 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.34% 94.00% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 662 305
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.80 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 18 (18.95%) Windows
3 14 (14.74%) Migration
4 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.68%) Banking
5 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.53%) SAN
7 9 (9.47%) SQL
7 9 (9.47%) Oracle
7 9 (9.47%) SCCM
7 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (8.42%) Firewall
8 8 (8.42%) VMware
8 8 (8.42%) Informatica
8 8 (8.42%) HP
9 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
9 7 (7.37%) Linux
9 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (6.32%) ITIL
10 6 (6.32%) UNIX
11 5 (5.26%) EMC
11 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
11 5 (5.26%) SAP
11 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
11 5 (5.26%) CRM
11 5 (5.26%) Change Management
11 5 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (5.26%) Middleware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) SAS
2 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.16%) JBoss
4 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.05%) Lync
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.05%) TeamSite
5 1 (1.05%) CICS
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.05%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP SD
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.16%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.11%) Agresso
2 2 (2.11%) HFM
3 1 (1.05%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (1.05%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) SAN
2 8 (8.42%) Firewall
3 4 (4.21%) LAN
3 4 (4.21%) WAN
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) NAS
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.05%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.05%) VPN
6 1 (1.05%) SSL
6 1 (1.05%) FTP
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.05%) Network Security
6 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) DB2
2 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) MS Access
3 2 (2.11%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.11%) SAP BI
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 3 (3.16%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Publishing
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (1.05%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) HTML
3 2 (2.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.11%) CSS
3 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.05%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Replication
1 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (4.21%) User Experience
1 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) RMADS
2 3 (3.16%) PKI
3 2 (2.11%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Animation
3 2 (2.11%) Clustering
3 2 (2.11%) CESG
3 2 (2.11%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.05%) Open Source
4 1 (1.05%) VSAM
4 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.37%) Linux
4 6 (6.32%) UNIX
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.16%) AIX
6 3 (3.16%) HPUX
6 3 (3.16%) Solaris
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) Migration
2 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (6.32%) ITIL
5 5 (5.26%) CRM
5 5 (5.26%) Change Management
5 5 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (4.21%) Information Security
6 4 (4.21%) Data Management
6 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.21%) Project Management
6 4 (4.21%) ERP
7 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.16%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.16%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.16%) Master Data Management
8 2 (2.11%) MVC
8 2 (2.11%) Wealth Management
8 2 (2.11%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) SQL
1 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.11%) VBA
2 2 (2.11%) C#
2 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.05%) VBScript
3 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) CISSP
2 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.11%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.11%) WSUS
3 2 (2.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.47%) Oracle
3 8 (8.42%) HP
3 8 (8.42%) Informatica
3 8 (8.42%) VMware
4 5 (5.26%) Veritas
4 5 (5.26%) EMC
4 5 (5.26%) SAP
5 4 (4.21%) Cisco
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.11%) Avaloq
7 2 (2.11%) Veeam
7 2 (2.11%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.11%) McAfee
7 2 (2.11%) IBM
7 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.11%) Lotus
7 2 (2.11%) NetApp
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